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Touro students host Fall Into Health fair

Monday, students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem offered a free health fair for the Harlem community.

Diana Sands, talented actress and a founder of Third World Cinema

Last month, we lauded playwright Alice Childress for being the first African-American woman to direct an off-Broadway play.

New York Urban League hosts 32nd Annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its 32nd annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.

1968 Olympic Black Power salute: 50 years later

During the medal ceremony after their 200-meter race at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Oct. 16, 1968, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos partook in a very defiant act of social protest that immortalized them.

The School Girls Deserve campaign is ready to give power to the neglected

Girls for Gender Equity launched School Girls Deserve in late October. The intergenerational campaign called on the Department of Education to create safer, more inclusive learning environments for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, asking the DOE to increase ...

Pianist/composer Don Shirley, jazz and pop with a classical touch

Given the preponderance of ads by political candidates this season during the midterm elections, perhaps you missed the trailer for the movie “Green Book,” which is slated for release later this month. Most folks knowledgeable about “The Negro Motorist Green ...

Black Solidarity Day 2018

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, marks the 49th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day. In 1969, Dr. Carlos Russell was inspired by a play written and produced by Douglas Turner Ward entitled “A Day of Absence,” which depicted a small southern town ...

Evelyn Cunningham, the grande dame of Black journalism

You knew from her regal bearing and the first words out of her mouth that Evelyn Cunningham was not a woman to suffer fools kindly, and that you had better state your purpose and not waste her time.

White L.I. teacher tells 8-year-old student 'All Black people have big noses'

Nassaun Jones, a fourth-grade student at West Middle Island Elementary School, said his art teacher recently made a racist remark to him in class.

One in 10 NYC public school students are homeless

According to new data from Advocates for Children of New York, one in 10 public school children are homeless.

Emerging Voices Fellowship—Voting Rights Journalist

Come November, journalists play a critical role as the public’s eyes and ears reporting on voting rights and election activities: fundraising, campaigns, corruption, voter turnout, ballot irregularities and final results on election night.

Five ways to make math part of your children’s daily lives

For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math ...

Report: College is worth the cost, but planning is key

Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

Death of college student brings attention to DUI

Kennedy Segars was on her way to making her dreams of becoming a lawyer come true with a full scholarship to Alabama State University when her life was tragically cut short. The 18-year-old freshman was killed by a drunken driver ...